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Pakistan tour of Sri Lanka 2022: Full squads, Fixtures & Preview: All you need to know

Azhar Ali and Babar Azam
Azhar Ali and Babar Azam

Pakistan are in Sri Lanka for a 2-match Test series (16 to 28 July) which is vital for their World Test Championship fortunes.


Both Pakistan and Sri Lanka have last played World Test Championship table toppers Australia and results haven't gone in their favour.

Australia are leading the charts in the current cycle of the World Test Championship with 84 points - 77.78 PCT. South Africa are at the second spot with 60 points - 71.43 PCT. Pakistan are at the third place with 44 points - 52.38 PCT.

Babar Azam's men will have an opportunity to keep their chances alive of making it to the World Test Championship final if they win both their matches against the hosts.

Given the kind of pitches Sri Lanka have produced in recent times, Pakistan have bolstered their spin attack. Yasir Shah is fit and available and the 36-year-old leg spinner has been picked in Pakistan's 18-player squad for the upcoming series.

Spin bowling all-rounders Mohammad Nawaz, who was sidelined from the squad against Australia due to injury, and the uncapped Salman Ali Agha have also made the cut.

The two-match Test series will be played from 16 to 28 July, 2022.


: Babar Azam (captain), Mohammad Rizwan (vice-captain, wicketkeeper), Abdullah Shafique, Azhar Ali, Faheem Ashraf, Fawad Alam, Haris Rauf, Hasan Ali, Imam-ul-Haq, Mohammad Nawaz, Naseem Shah, Nauman Ali, Salman Ali Agha, Sarfaraz Ahmed (wicketkeeper), Saud Shakeel, Shaheen Afridi, Shan Masood and Yasir Shah

Sri Lanka (probable): Pathum Nissanka, Dimuth Karunaratne (c), Kusal Mendis, Oshada Fernando, Dhananjaya de Silva, Dinesh Chandimal, Niroshan Dickwella (wk), Ramesh Mendis, Jeffrey Vandersay, Lasith Embuldeniya, Asitha Fernando, Angelo Mathews, Vishwa Fernando, Chamika Karunaratne, Kasun Rajitha, Kamindu Mendis, Praveen Jayawickrama, Dilshan Madushanka, Maheesh Theekshana, Dunith Wellalage and Lakshitha Manasinghe


Jul 11, Mon - Jul 13, Wed
Sri Lanka Board Presidents XI vs Pakistan, 3-day Warm-up Match

Jul 16, Sat - Jul 20, Wed
Sri Lanka vs Pakistan, 1st Test
Galle International Stadium, Galle

Jul 24, Sun - Jul 28, Thu
Sri Lanka vs Pakistan, 2nd Test
R.Premadasa Stadium, Colombo

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